This book provides a technical description of cloud computing technologies, covering cloud infrastructure and platform services. It then addresses the basics of operating a Cloud computing data center, the services offered from Cloud providers, the carrier role in connecting users to data centers, and the process of interconnecting Cloud data centers to form a flexible processing unit. It also describes how cloud computing has made an impact in various industries and provides emerging technologies that are critical within each industry. Lastly, this book will address security requirements and provide the best practices in securing data.

chapter 1|42 pages

The Basics of Cloud Computing

ByFrank M. Groom

chapter 2|20 pages

Carrier Role in Cloud Computing Connectivity

ByKevin M. Groom

chapter 3|13 pages

Healthcare Industry

ByRob Faix, Eric Gerard

chapter 4|10 pages


ByCameron Schmidt, Jake Ellis

chapter 5|9 pages

Cloud Marketing

ByJoe Ciuffo

chapter 6|8 pages

Government Agencies

Making the Case for the Cloud in State Government
ByJared Linder

chapter 7|17 pages

The Internet of Things

ByNick Chandler

chapter 8|12 pages

Customer Services

ByJoe Ciuffo

chapter 9|10 pages

A Movement Toward SaaS and the Cloud

The Evolution of IT Services in Higher Education
ByKirk Young, Ruth Schwer, Rob Hartman, Chris Ardeel, Tom Janke, Zach Skidmore, Peter Williams

chapter 11|7 pages

Cloud Use in Consulting Services

ByAustin McClelland, Tucker Hale

chapter 12|8 pages


The Case for the Cloud in Publishing
ByEric Germann

chapter 13|14 pages


A Race for Survival: Cloud in the Mobile Carrier Industry
ByCheer Dheeradhada

chapter 14|4 pages

Call Centers Cloud Use in Call Centers

ByAlonso Miller

chapter 15|15 pages


Strategies for Security in the Cloud
ByVictoria Bishop, Sophie Guetzko

chapter 16|5 pages

Ontario Cloud

Contact Savvy—Launching A Multi-Cloud Solution
ByKevin Keathley